infographic

noun

in·​fo·​graph·​ic ˈin-(ˌ)fō-ˌgra-fik How to pronounce infographic (audio)
plural infographics
: a chart, diagram, or illustration (as in a book or magazine or on a website) that uses graphic elements to present information in a visually striking way
An infographic contains one to two key data points, a visual representation such as an icon, chart or pictogram to represent those data points, and that's it. Nadya Khoja
The American Bankers Association Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission today released an infographic with tips and information to help consumers protect themselves when using mobile payment apps and services. American Bankers Association
Tripleseat surveyed 500 consumers about their … holiday plans involving restaurants for celebrations and hotels for seasonal travel. The results are listed below in an infographic. PR Newswire

Word History

Etymology

info(rmation) + graphic entry 2

Note: This formation appears earlier in various senses, perhaps all independently coined, from about 1969 on. "Infographics" was the title of the nineteenth meeting of the National Microfilm Association in 1970 (here probably suggested by earlier micrographics), and appears in "Ferranti Infographics," from the 1970's to 1993 a division of the British firm Ferranti International.

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infographic was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Infographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/infographic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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